Laser Palm Ratchet, From £15 (1/4in Drive)
Now the term ‘palm ratchet’ may sound like an euphemism for a good old-fashioned hand-shandy. But the truth is they’re a nifty little device used for gaining access to your nuts where there’s not enough room to swing a much larger tool. And no, that’s not a euphemism either!
This well-priced, professional item from Laser Tools is particularly special because it’s the first we’ve seen to incorporate a small extension bar mounted on a universal joint with a special ‘wobble’ drive. This means it’ll still get a firm grip on your important bits even when straight-line access is difficult. We think every toolbox should have one, so we’ll all be sorting out a cheap, ahem, palm ratchet as soon as we get home and online. No change there then. www.lasertools.co.uk